Welcome to Financial Aid!
Georgia Perimeter College Federal School Code 001562
It is important that your education be affordable. Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life and it is a decision that comes with a cost. Luckily, there are many financial aid options available that can help you finance your college dreams. The GPC Student Financial Service Offices, which includes: financial aid, Veteran Affairs, and Student Accounts are here to help you locate, apply for, and meet the requirements for all the financial aid for which you qualify.
What is Financial Aid?
Assistance to help pay for your college cost through Federal Programs: grants, work-study and loans, State Programs, Institutional and/or Outside aid.
College can be one of the greatest experiences in your life. The student Financial Service office is here to assist you in making that happen. For additional questions you may have, please review our website, visit a campus office, or contact us at the following
Financial Aid: 678.891.3427
Veterans Affairs: 678.891.3614
Email: Please allow 48 hours for a response.
Email Financial Aid, include your name and GPC 900#
Email Veterans Affairs, include your name and GPC 900#
Hours of operations :
M-W-TH-F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
TUES – 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Financial Aid News and Important Dates
Starting the Financial Aid Process
Completing your FAFSA
One of the most essential steps of the financial aid process is the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or what is commonly referred to as the FAFSA. Once the FAFSA has been completed, the information is processed by the United States Department of Education and the results are forwarded to schools listed on the Student Aid Report (SAR).
First Time GPC Filers:
The earlier you file your FAFSA, the more options for aid you will have. Our priority processing deadline for the FAFSA for the 2014-2015 academic year is April 1, 2014. The FAFSA is available for completion on the first day of the calendar year (January 1st.) Keep in mind that your FAFSA will be used for the entire academic year. For example, the 2013-2014 FAFSA is used for Fall 2013, Spring 2014 and Summer 2014. The 2014-2015 FAFSA will be used from Fall 2014 to Summer 2015. If you have any questions as to which FAFSA to file, please contact our office at 678-891-3535.
Renewing your Application:
Once you have filed a FAFSA, the following years’ application is much simpler. You will simply need to update your personal information and input current year tax information for you and your family. For 2014-2015 FAFSA you will need 2013 Tax information. You’ll need to sign the FAFSA application using your PIN and ensure that Georgia Perimeter College (001562) is selected as a school of your choice. Once we receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Department of Education, we will begin processing your aid.
FAFSA Website http://www.fafsa.gov
PIN Website http://www.pin.ed.gov
Georgia Perimeter College School Code 001562
The Financial Aid Priority Processing Deadline is April 1st of Every Year
Financial aid will be available for use in the College Bookstore
for Spring Semester 2014 from
Monday, January 6, 2014 through Friday, January 24, 2014
Financial aid Spring Semester 2014 Refunds will be available starting
Updated Refund Notice: January 31, 2014
The Office of Student Accounts would like to communicate that student refunds have been processed and monies uploaded to Higher One. Students should expect to have access to their funds via the Higher One Card not later than 4:00 p.m. today. Once funds are available you will be notified by Higher One. We thank you for your patience.
Check the status of your financial aid file
Financial Aid Processing Timeframe
Financial Aid awards are made in the order in which files are completed. Some students are randomly selected for verification by the Department of Education and will be required to submit additional documents (parent/student’s IRS tax transcripts, verification worksheet, etc.).
The normal processing time for selected students is 2 – 4 weeks from the date that the last document is submitted; however, it might be slightly longer during peak periods. If students’ files are not complete, or they have not been awarded financial aid at the time of registration, students must be prepared to pay for their classes out of their own resources.
Pell Lifetime Eligibility Limit
Due to a change in federal regulations of Federal Student Aid, the Pell Grant Program has been revised to limit the amount of terms that a student may receive the Pell Grant in his/her academic history. The new regulations states that a student may receive up to 12 semesters or its equivalent of 600% of Pell Grant during his/her entire award history.
To view your Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU), you can log on using your Federal Student Aid PIN to National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) to view your LEU. The LEU will be found on the Financial Aid Review page.
For additional information on the Pell Grant Program please visit http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/pell/calculate-eligibility
Nelnet Payment Plan
Paying for the rising costs of a college education is a concern for nearly every student and family. To help you meet your educational expenses, Georgia Perimeter College is pleased to offer Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) as a convenient budget plan. This is not a loan program. There are no interest or finance charges, and there is no credit check. Enrollment in this plan is easy and available online. To find out more about the Nelnet payment plan, please click on the link below: http://paymentplan.gpc.edu/
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